Meet Our Alumni

  • Rebecca Ashare

    Rebecca Ashare.

    PhD in Clinical Psychology, UB

    Associate Professor, Higher Education

    “After spending almost 10 years as faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, I am excited be back ‘home’ and a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at UB. The training I received at UB, both in formal coursework and in applied experience, provided the foundation I needed to establish a successful research career. I had the opportunity to design and run experiments, collaborate among teams of researchers, assist with a clinical trial from the very beginning through the analysis phase, write grants and manuscripts, and mentor undergraduates. I am grateful for the chance to do the same for my students at UB and hope to provide the same opportunities and supportive environment I had as a graduate student to encourage them to develop their own independent clinical research careers." – Rebecca Ashare

  • Ashley Byrd-White

    Ashley Byrd-White.

    BA in Psychology; Minor in Teacher Education, UB

    Masters (EdM) in Higher Education Administration, UB

    Career Coach, Higher Education

    “When I think back to my time as a psychology major at UB, I remember the dedicated faculty, diverse coursework, research opportunities, and the honor to serve as the President of Psi Chi, The International Honors Society in Psychology. My major in psychology laid the foundation for my graduate degree in Higher Education Administration and my current role as a Career Coach at the University of South Carolina. I refer to the theories, techniques, and research I learned in my psychology coursework when working with my clients. My advice to students considering a psychology major at UB is to realize that a major in psychology is versatile and can truly start you on any career path. Whether you’re considering graduate school, professional school, or a career, the UB psychology program provides theoretical and practical education that is applicable in psychology and beyond.” – Ashley Byrd-White